“Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.”
Being one of the states hardest hit by terrorism and banditry in recent times, ADSI’s commitment to offering them a means of livelihood is akin to the taste of fresh water in the artery of a desert.
The plight of Arewans in Zamfara is no longer news. From abduction to innumerable loss of lives and properties worth billions of naira, life has become a daily nightmare in a place they call home. The thoughtful humanitarian intervention of ADSI, sweeping through 14 local government areas of Zamfara State, came at a time when such intervention was sorely needed.
In a well packaged empowerment program spanning a couple of months, 66 men and women from the aforementioned local government areas benefitted by acquiring different skills that can offer them a means of livelihood.
Within a space of two weeks, 20 participants were skilled on poultry farming. The contents of the training covered every intrinsic detail needed for poultry production, rearing of birds, and management of the farm. The consultant hired to train participants exposed them to the theory and practice of poultry farming. Further to that, visits to poultry farms and interactions with veteran poultry farmers, deepened the understanding of participants on poultry farming.
That was followed by the training of 20 beneficiaries on catering services, focused primarily on how to make mouth-watering snacks like egg roll, cake, and samosa. In the same vein, 16 participants benefitted from the knitting skills training. The training focused on how to service a knitting machine, machine handling, and making a complete set of baby’s clothing: socks, cardigan and head warmer.
The intervention reached out to women, youths, the vulnerable and the unemployed. As the countdown to the grand graduation draws closer, during which each skilled participant will be given start-up kits in the area they have been trained. It is elating to note that the strides of ADSI is changing lives in Zamfara.
Some government VIPs have so far identified with the progress made by ADSI in reaching out to vulnerable individuals and the unemployed in Zamfara. This intervention will evolve over time to impact the families of the beneficiaries, thus making life less hard and worth living.